First Phase of DEWA’s SCADA Project kicks off

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A new facility to screen and control water and electricity services tenuously has been launched at the Dubai electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) Sustainable Building in Al Quoz.

First Phase of DEWA’s SCADA Project kicks off

First Phase of DEWA’s SCADA Project kicks off

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) center for water transmission will provide flawless and more proficient water and electricity services throughout the emirate and will provide immediate response to tragedies or emergencies. This undertaking is in accordance to the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

The center will boost the water transmission system across Dubai through its efficient and all-time operational control because of its automatic valves and pumps. The system will help identify and isolate any faults in the shortest possible time and reduce wastage of water in the network.

Fiber optics are being used to transmit digital information and wireless communication networks to link over 400 terminal regulators with the system and gauge various data in the network.  The centre will serve the water transmission network in Dubai for a distance of over 2,500 kilometer as well as several storage and pumping stations.

An emergency control room with hydraulic management system over the internet will be its second phase. A simulator will be included dedicated to train operating staffs and engineers in utilizing the system efficiently.

Mohamed Dekkak